Aldi’s 11 Best Thanksgiving Finds Under $10
Last-minute apps, sides, and desserts to save the day!
Thanksgiving always sneaks up on us, and the best way to prepare for the fabulous feast is by shopping smart. Whether you’re feeding two or 20 people for Turkey Day, the seemingly endless grocery trips can add up in both time and money. Thankfully Aldi has a slew of essential and innovative products that can help shave off some prep time with shortcut or premade holiday dishes. Plus, everything on this list is $10 or less to save money without sacrificing on flavor.
Instead of trying to share every Thanksgiving ingredient at Aldi—you can snag potatoes in bulk and green bean casserole ingredients for cheap—these are the 11 items that will upgrade your keep-out-of-the-kitchen apps and snacks, main meal, and dessert without ringing up a big bill.
The Best Thanksgiving Snacks & Appetizers From Aldi
Emporium Selection Honey Pecan or Cranberry Baking Brie, $6.99 for 10 ounces
This baked brie is not only the easiest thing to throw in the oven for a pre-dinner snack, but it comes in a reusable ceramic dish that could be a re-gifted holiday gift (We won’t tell anyone!). It comes in two versions: one with a cranberry glaze and the other with pecans and honey.
Emporium Selection Cranberry White Cheddar Cheese, $2.99 for 8 ounces
Looking for more of a cheese board vibe? Pair the seasonal cranberry white cheddar with a savory-sweet balance with an assortment of crunchy carbs, fruit spreads, and olives.
Specially Selected Cheese Pairing Spreads, $5.99 for four (5.5-ounce) jars
Speaking of cheese boards, pick up this selection of spreads, including fig and honey, pear and cinnamon, cherry and rosemary, and apricot and cumin, to serve alongside the cheese.
Specially Selected Grilled Crostini Toasts, $3.49 for a 5-ounce bag
We love tossing some of these crackers on a cheese board, but buy extra to keep on hand for leftover crostini snacking with all the turkey leftovers! They are available in sea salt or garlic herb.
Specially Selected Cheese Stuffed Queen Olive Assortment, $2.98 for a 12-ounce jar
Need even more cheese? These giant olives (fit for royalty, of course) are available in jalapeño jack, white cheddar, and feta. These could go on that cheese board, or perhaps into a martini.
The Best Thanksgiving Sides From Aldi
Park Street Deli Original or Holiday Mashed Sweet Potatoes, $5.49 for 16 ounces
Shortcut your sweet potatoes with a sweet or savory version. The original has ghee, salt, and black pepper, and the holiday rendition has ghee, nutmeg, and cinnamon. At this price, you can even grab one of each.
Sweet Harvest Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, $1.59 for 14-ounce can
The happy medium between making your own cranberry sauce and the can-shaped log of jellied stuff is this canned whole berry cranberry sauce. The whole cranberries give it that homemade feel without any of the work (and for less money than it would cost to buy all the ingredients to make it yourself!).
Chef’s Cupboard Hawaiian Stuffing, $1.39 for a 6-ounce box
Who doesn’t love Hawaiian-style sweet rolls? They make up the base of this shortcut stuffing to add some sweetness to your meal.
Sister Schubert’s Frozen Parker House Yeast Rolls, $4 for 11 ounces
Parker house rolls are fluffy, soft, and by baking these cult-favorite frozen ones, they’ll seem homemade. Zhuzh ‘em up by brushing with melted butter and sprinkling with flaky sea salt.
The Best Thanksgiving Desserts From Aldi
Bake Shop Pumpkin Cake Roll, $4.95 for an 18-ounce roll
Looking to switch up the usual pumpkin pie? A more fun pumpkin treat is this cake roll that can be sliced as thick as you want. It’s great for both kids and kids at heart.
Belmont Mini Cheesecake Bites, $9.95 for 24 pieces